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World’s largest offshore wind farm approved by the UK Government

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The Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm – set to be the largest in the world – received the green light from the U.K. government on Tuesday after it was granted development consent by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark. According to CNBC, the wind farm will consist of “up to” 300 […]

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August 17th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,INDUSTRY,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

Scotland generated more than half its electricity from renewables last year

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Scotland has reached an ambitious renewable energy milestone by generating 57.7 percent of its gross electricity consumption. It also made up about 26 percent of total UK renewable generation last year. According to Ars Technica UK, the government’s department of energy and climate change has released provisional numbers of renewable energy generation in 2015, which […]

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April 5th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wave power,Wind | Read More »

New world record set in renewable energy investments

renewable energy global investments

All investments in renewables, including early-stage technology and R&D (Research and Development) as well as spending on new capacity, totalled $286 billion in 2015, some 3 per cent higher than the previous record in 2011, said the 10th edition of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual report — Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016. […]

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March 28th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology,Wave power,Wind | Read More »

Denmark broke another world record in wind energy production

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Denmark successfully produced an astonishing 42% of its power from wind turbines in 2015, the highest proportion ever produced by any country. According to mic.com, the figure exceeds 2014’s figure of 39%, which also set a record for national proportion of domestic energy generated via windmill. News agency Ritzau says Danish state electrical provider Energinet confirmed […]

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January 20th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Wind and solar energy comprise 61% of 2015 capacity additions, gas contributes 35%

wind turbines USA

In 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicted that capacity additions would begin to slow, and from 2018 to 2024 the agency believes additions will average less than 4 GW annually. New capacity additions are slowing as efficiency and demand management techniques make new generation less necessary nationwide, and the new plants that are added […]

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January 12th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

Costa Rica after 257 days with almost 100 percent renewable energy

wind farm Costa Rica

Data from the National Center for Energy Control (CENCE) showed that Costa Rica went 257 days on almost 100% renewable energy. According to the Latin Correspondent, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that 98.82 percent of the electricity generated for domestic use came from renewable sources such as wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric plants. […]

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November 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Biomass,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Aspen now running on 100% clean power

Aspen renewable energy

Aspen is the third American city to make the transition to 100% renewable energy. Following in the footsteps of Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas, Aspen has disconnected itself from coal power completely and is running on a clean combination of wind and hydroelectric power. Diversifying Green Sources According to earthtechling.com, wind energy produced by four […]

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October 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

September – a great month for wind and solar energy in Scotland

scotland solar panels and wind turbine

According to a WWF Scotland analysis, wind energy capacity in the country generated enough electricity to power all Scottish homes on five out of the 30 days of September. Based on wind and solar electricity data provided by WeatherEnergy, WWF Scotland says wind turbines generated 563,835MWh of electricity, an increase of 82% compared to September […]

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October 13th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Wind energy is now as cheap as natural gas

wind energy

Wind power is now comparable in price to fossil fuels, and solar is well on its way, according to a new report that confirms earlier predictions that renewables aren’t just the best option for the environment – they’re unequivocally the smartest long-term investment you can make on energy. The report, by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, […]

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October 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Clean energy outdoes coal in the UK

renewable energy UK

According to the data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewables produced more power than coal plants for full three-month period for the first time in the United Kingdom. The government statistics reveal that over the second quarter of 2015 the total share of electricity generation that came from renewable sources increased to […]

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September 28th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

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